Register for “Next Level Parenting” Workshops

In December, I shared news of a special Southborough Youth and Family Services’ workshop series for parents of teens. If you missed the opportunity this winter, you have another shot at it. The six week series is returning this spring.

SYFS is again bringing in a licensed social worker to run Next Level Parenting workshops:

Teen emotions are big. It makes the job of parenting even bigger. How do we support our teens? How do we know we’re saying the right thing…or that we should be saying anything at all? Join Kerrie Toole, Director of Castlebrook Counseling of Westborough, in gaining tools and getting support. This free six-week workshop will be based on DBT skills* and cover topics like youth brain development and how it affects emotions, how to use validation strategies, learning why flexibility is so important in parenting and ways to support teens through difficult times.

You can learn more about Toole’s expertise here.

Next Level ParentingThe workshops are funded by a generous grant from The Southborough Community Fund. That means attendance is free – but it is limited to only 25 Southborough residents. So you need to pre-register.

The series will run on Thursday evenings, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, March 12 – April 16, 2020. Sessions will be held in the South Union Building at 21 Highland Street.

The registration deadline is March 6th (though it could fill up sooner). You can register through the new Southborough Recreation website here.**

If you have questions, or need help signing up, please call SYFS Director Sarah Cassell at 508-481-5676 ext. 1.

*DBT stands for Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

**If you haven’t created an account on Rec’s new website, you’ll need to in order to register online. (It didn’t carry over accounts from the old website.)

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